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Trailer of the Week – Game of Thrones

Apart from a handful of titles inspired by The Simpsons, adapting a television series into a game has resulted in a steady succession of substandard cash-ins. From Lost: Via Domus, Prison Break: The Conspiracy, The Sopranos: Road to Respect to 24: The Game, players have been asked to look past lackluster graphics, convoluted game mechanics, and slapdash control schemes for a chance to subsist in each show’s world. Despite this trend, cautious optimism permeates through the latest Game of Thrones trailer.

Perhaps it’s Atlus prodigious publishing pedigree, who has delivered a near-relentless string of surprising gems across the last few years- from Demon’s Souls, Catherine, to the Shin Megami Tensei and Dept. Heaven series’ (We’ll overlook Cursed Crusade for the moment). Although a scant amount of information is known about the upcoming Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC release of Game of Thrones at least a few details can be gleaned from this trailer as well as the accompanying website.

We know we won’t be commandeering Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark nor his stalwart bastard son, Jon Snow. Instead, players will be stepping into the well-worn boots of Mors “The Butcher” and Mormont, in a storyline which runs parallel to the early events in A Song of Ice and Fire. Recalling Namco’s Dead to Rights: Retribution, players will sporadically take control of Mor’s canine companion, undoubtedly tearing the throat from any foe who crosses the veteran ranger’s path. Abounding with the type of ice-cold locations which denote the series’ frosty alliances, Game of Thrones will be a title to watch for in the approaching year.

About Robert Allen

With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.


  1. So I take it, every Friday you’re putting up a trailer…Even though it’s Thursday?

  2. Are they still showing this on HBO, or do I need to buy the DVD/Blurays?

  3. I’ll give this a wait and see approach. If I hear more of a buzz close to launch, then I may get it.

  4. Cabbage Patch Wino

    Right now, they’re not showing much action in the trailer.

  5. Cursed Crusade wasn’t that bad, and well worth the $20 it’s going for.

  6. Looks like it has a chance at being decent. We’ll see.

  7. They captured the look and sound of the show. That’s a good sign.

  8. Loved GoT. Hopefully the game won’t suck.

  9. Looks good, but GoT doesn’t seem like it would make a good game. There’s a lot more treachery than actual combat in it.

  10. Man, you guys love Atlus and NIS unconditionally.

  11. Looks like it might be good. Too bad Cyanide was behind BloodBowl. Didn’t you guys give that game a “F”?

    • Wasn’t the PSP port of BloodBowl? If I remember the port had a lot of problems, maybe the PC version was decent.

  12. When’s it coming out? Along with the 2nd season?

  13. I always think the measure of a adaption is whether the game can stand on its own. Hopefully, GoT: the Game will be able to, But I’m skeptical.

  14. Looks kind of cool. Reminds me of Dragon Age.

  15. I can’t wait for this game. Hopefully it turns out great!!

    • Put me in the hyped camp- I loved the books and the series. A new storyline has be excited for this.

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